Webster 1913 Edition
amido[GREEK]starch, fr. L.
amylum, Gr. [GREEK] fine meal, neut. of [GREEK] not ground at the mill, – hence, of the finest meal;
ἀpriv. + [GREEK], [GREEK], mill. See
Start modified by heat so as to become a transparent mass, like horn. It is soluble in cold water.